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  • PRODUCTION NEWS What’s Happening at the Studios and Exchanges. Mary Astor, Lloyd Hughes Being Teamed by RKO. (19 March 1930)
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  • PRODUCTION NEWS What’s Happening at the Studios and Exchanges. Mary Astor, Lloyd Hughes Being Teamed by RKO. MARY ASTOR and Lloyd Hughes will team together for the first time alter a number o. years, on this occasion by RKO, William hr .Horn, new associate director of that company, having east them in Looking Her Goose,” work on which starts shortly. It will be adapted (o the sc.e.n by Jane Murfln. AMONG forthcoming talking prouucoens uucoens from Radio’s studios is an underworld drama, “Framed,” ed,” which will include in its east madie Kane, remember for Lis characters ation of Florenz Ziegfeld in “The Broadway Melody.” He was also prominent in a similar loie in Street Girl.” Another noted picture on RKO’s schedule is the famous stage play, “Lights Out,” the dia’ogue and screen rights having been obtained ed by William Le Fa-on The play was written ly Taul Dickey and Mann Page and has a novel plot— concerning the adventures of an author who seeks a realistic ending ing for his book by associating with a bunch of crooks. Neither uiimctor or personnel of cast has yet been chosen. Radio’s first all-talking Western, “Beau Bandit,” will feautre Doris Kenyon and Rod La Rocque. The story is an original by Wallace Smith, and in addition to the featured tured players is an originali mfwy tured players is enacted by Mitchell i .ewis , Charles B. Middleton, George Duryea, Walter Long and Jim Donlon. Lambert Hillyer directed, fourfifths fifths of the footage being photographed graphed and recorded in the Mojave desert. Paramount Finishes R, ew “Black Crows” Talkie Adapted from Charles Mack's Novel The two black crows in THE A.E.F.,” Moran and Mack’s second all-talking comedy for Paramount, mount, has been completed. The screen play is adapted form Charles Mack’s best selling novel and depicts the Two Black Crows as negro soldiers in the Great War. It was directed by Richard Wallace, lace, who directed “Innocents of _ a is” while xseil Hamilton and can Peers are featured in the juvr— r— ■ 1 1 ■ ’ Walter .y eems Waiter e i EeEy Farrington and ( as : cl"on are oth.rs. Stage Hit Filmed for RKO S ELMER JACKSON, character actor of stage and screen, will appear in Richard Dix’s second Radio starring vehicle. The film, now in rehearsal, is based on the stage play, “I Love You,” by William Le Baron, vice-president in charge of RKO production. Jackson will be seen and heard as a sophisticated clubman “Smooth as Satin,” Bebe Daniels’ Next for RKO Adaptation of Successful Play, “The Chatterbox” ■'QMOOTH AS SATIN,” an adapta- O tion of the stage play, ‘‘The Chatterbox,” will be Bebe Daniels’ third talking production for Radio. As a play, “The Chatterbox” has enjoyed joyed successful intermittent seasons, sons, covering a number of years, on Broadway, until it is now one of the widest and most popular of all Villier’s creations in the U.S.A. Bebe Daniels recently completed “Love Comes Along,” her first sound picture being “Rio Rita.” Strauss, the ler.dcr of the Vlen- T OUIS GOTTSCHALK, the chorus 1 j ~- a ~te~, has been engaged by RKO + o as'ist Victor Baravalle in preparing two musical numbers for ‘Radio Revels.” A new study of Marguerite Churchill, appearing in “Harmony mony at Home,” shortly to be released at the Regent Theatre by Fox Movietone. Ramon Novarro scores in his first M-G-M talkie, “Devil May Care.” Several song hits are sung by the star. George O’Brien, who stars in Fox Movietone’s Western, “Lone Star Ranger,” from the novel by Z ane Grey. “Vagabond King’s” Successful N.Y. Premiere All- Technicolor Production for Long-run Here THE VAGABOND KING,” Paramount’s mount’s all-colour singing romance, ance, starring Dennis King, received ed enthusiastic criticisms by the Press when it was premiered at the New York Criterion on February 10. Based on Justin Huntly llc- Garthy’s famous story, “it i Were King,” and the stage operetta, “The Vagabond King,” the production tion is set in a background of color with 55 lavish settings, glittering choruses, and a musical score by Rudolf Friml. Dennis King, who created the role on the stage and makes his motion picture debut in the talking ing screen version, is supported by Jeanette MacDonald, Maurice Chevaliers valiers leading woman jin “The Love Parade,” and O. P. Heggie, the Australian, who is said to give a fine portrayal of Louis XI. of France. Others in the cast are Warner Oland, Lillian Roth and Lawford Davidson. “The Vagabond King,” done entirely in Technicolor, is scheduled duled for early release as an extended season attraction at Sydney ney Prince Edward. Latest Additions to “Cast of “Bride «<>" JEANETTE MACDONALD, Robert J Chisholm, Dorothy Dalton, Joe Brown, Joseph Macauley and Zasu Pitts are now in the cast of “Bride 66,” Arthur Hammerstein’s first musical film for United Artists. Lois Moran, whom i was originally announced would play the leading role in this production, had to withdraw draw from the cast owing to a serious ious illness. Jeanette MacDonald, with “The Love Parade,” “The Vagabond King” and “Let’s Go Native” already recorded, corded, goes from Paramount to Lnited Artists studios for the principal cipal singing role in “Bride 66.” New Titles for Fox Productions. TRE’ UNKNOWN BEAUTY” is the new title of “The Golden Calf,” which is being dirceted by Millard Sue Carol and Jacx Mulhall are in the leading roles. “Let’s Go Places” is the definite release title of Frank Strayer’s picture,of ture,of Hollywood life. Previous workfng titles have been “Fast Workers” and “Hollywood Nights.” Paramount completes “Only me Brave,” Starring; uary jpILMING on “Only the Brave,” 1 Gary Cooper’s latest all-talkng adventure-romance lor Paramount, has been completed. The screen play depicts the o±d South in the sairing aays of the Civil war. iviost unique battle scenes appear in the early sequences. ■ only the Brave,” which is adapted from an original story by Keene Thompson, was directed by Frank Tuttle. Mary Brian, Phillips Holmes, Morgan Farley, Elda Voelka and and Guy Oliver head the stellar supporting porting cast. HAZZARD SHORT, well known stage and revue director, has been added to the Fox Film directorial torial staff. His first assignment will be a special production with continental flavor in which all foreign players under contract to Fox will play important roles. Fifi Dorsay is scheduled for one of the leads. M-G-M Unit on Location in Mexico for “Sea Bat” Picture Being Directed by Wesley Ruggles POSSIBLY the largest motion picture expedition ever to leave the studios for another country, try, the Metro-Goldwyn Mayer unit filming “The Sea Bat,” will set up camp in Mazatlan, seaport of Sinaloa aloa State, Mexico, on the Gulf of California. The party is made up of 62 persons. sons. working under the direction of Wesley Ruggles, and 200 tons of equipment have been transported ed to Mexico, to be used in obtaining ing exterior sequences. Among the featured players who are now on location in Mazatlan are Charles Bickford, stage actor who had the role of the miner in “Dynamite”; Raquel Torres, Nils Asther, John Miljan, George Marion, Edmund Breese, Gibson Gowland and Boris Karloff. With the expedition are a large number of cameramen, recording engineers, laboratory experts and interpreters. preters. I\,TILTON SILLS, absent from pic- IVI tures for eighteen months, returns to the screen to play in ‘A Practical Joke” for Fox. George Manker Watters adapting, ing, while Berthold Viertel will direct. Mae Clarke, and Kenneth Mac Kenna will play juvenile leads. Drama in “Rio Rita,” RKO’s special, which goes into Sydney Roxy following the current attraction. "The Laughing Lady” co-stars Clive Brook and Ruth Chatterton It is an early Paramount release. This dramatic incident is from “Dynamite,” Cecil B. De Mille’s first talkie for M-G-M. Barbara Kent Leads in F.N.’s “Dumbells in Ermine” John Adolphi Will Direct Adaptation of Stage Hit BARBARA KENT has been chosen by Warner Bros, to play the leading feminine role in “Dumbells in' Ermine,” on which production activities have started. Opposite her is Robert Armstrong, while others include Charlotte M°rriam, Arthur Hoyt, Claude Gillingwater, lingwater, Julia Swayne Gordon, Beryl Mercer, Mary Foy and Marie Astaire. “Dumbells in Ermine” is a Vitaphone phone special adapted by Harvey Thow from the stage play. “Weak Sisters. John Adolfi will direct. Final of “Sporting Youth” Scries Being Filmed CHINESE BLUES,” tenth and last episode of Universal’s “Sporting ing Youth” series, is in production at Universal City. Featured in the cast are Ann Christy, Alice Doll, Sumner Getchell, Bob Foster, Tom Carr, Edward ward Morgan, and Kay McCoy. Ray Taylor is the director. Paramount purchases Musical Comedy Hit “Queen High.” PARAMOUNT has purchased talking screen rights to “Queen High,” a new Schwab and Mandel stage musical comedy. Charles Ruggles, screen comedian, and Frank Morgan, New York stage star, will have featured roles in the picture. “Queen High” is to be produced at the Paramount Long Island studios under the personal super■\ ■\ i'ion of Schwab and Mandel themwhile while Fred Newmeyer has been given the directorial assignment. DORIS HILL is Ken Maynard’s leading woman in his new picture, ture, “Songs of the Saddle,” production tion of which has begun. Four original songs have been written for the picture by Sam A. Perry and Joe Seitman, who did the lyrics. The numbers are “The Caballeros’ alleros’ Song,” “My Flame of Love,” “The Toasting King,” and “My Caballero,” allero,” which will be the theme song. Three Versions of “Song o’ My Heart” Made THREE versions of John McCormack’s mack’s starring vehicle for Fox, “Song o’ My Heart,” have been made. One is an all-talking Grandeur deur version, the second also alltalking talking but on standard width film, and the third made for the foreign market with titles and songs by McCormack. THE COHENS AND KELLYS IN SCOTLAND,” featuring the original ginal Cohens and Kellys cast —George Sidney, Charlie Murray, Vera Gordon and Kate Price, has been completed at Universal City. William J. Craft directed. ARTHUR STONE will have an important role in Victor Mc- Laglen’s next for Fox, “On the Level,” which Irving Cummings will direct. Aggie Herring, Bon Blewett and Lee Tracey are in the cast. John Garrick Cast in “Bride 66” for United Artists Jeanette McDonald Also in Special JOHN GARRICK, who as Reginald Dandy was one of Australia’s best known stage leading men has been signed for the leading male role opposite Jeanette McDonald in “Bride 66,” Arthur Hammerstein’s lavish light opera for United Artists. The Hammerstein production is based on a story by Herbert Stothart and with music by Rudolph Friml, is is in rehearsal under Paul L. Stein’s direction. In the cast are Joseph Macauley, Robert Chisholm, Joe E. Brown, all of which are recruits from the stage and Zasu Pitts. British Songwriters Signed by Fox tor Musicals RONALD GENES and Arthur Winpress, rated as the foremost songwriters of Great Britain, have been engaged by Fox to work on musical productions. PRINCESS AND THE PLUMBER,” BER,” a stor- by Alice Miller, has been purchased by Fox as a future production for Janet Gaynor nor and Charles Farrell. MONA MARIS will appear opposite site Warner Baxter in “Arizona zona Kid,” a Fox Movietone production duction which A 1 Santel will direct. Billie Dove and Noah Beery in a dramatic moment from “Careers,” F.N.-Warner talkie soon for release. From Columbia’s “Mexacalli Rose” (Sam Hardy and Barbara Stanwyck ) to be released by Greater Australasian Films. Harry Green has a few words to say in “Be Yourself ” United Artists talkie starring Fannie Brice. Former Musical Stars Featured in “Honey” Production Completed Under Wesley Ruggles’ Direction FEATURED cast in “Honey,” Paramount’s new screen musical cal comedy, includes seven artists who appeared in stage musicals prior to entering pictures, these being Nancy Carroll, who stars, Stanley Smith, Skeets Gallagher, Lillian Roth, Harry Green, Little Mitzi Green, and Jobyna Howland. Specialties in U.A.’s “Puttin’ on the Ritz.” THE MAD HATTER” and the “March Hare,” “The Red Queen,” “The Walrus” and the carpenter and all other familiar characters of “Alice in Wonderland” appear in an elaborate ate color scene in “Puttin’ On the Ritz,” Harry Richman’s first all talking, dancing and singing picture for United Artists. The fantasy is part of a revue staged for a sequence in which Richman man is depicted as the star of a Broadway show. “Puttin’ On the Ritz,” a story of vaudeville and backstage, features a number of original ginal songs by Irving Berlin written especially for the picture. Joan Bennett plays the feminine lead opposite posite Richman, and the supporting cast includes James Gleason, Aileen Pringle, Lilyan Tashman and others. Edward Sloman handles the megaphone. phone. William K. Wells wrote the dialogue. “Sing Flood’’ Will Start Production at First National Shortly fMRST NATIONAL is assembling the cast for “Sing Flood,” which is shortly to go into production, tion, under the direction of Frank Lloyd. Douglas Fairbanks, Jnr., has been given the male lead, and Robert ert Edeson is already cast, but no selection has yet been made as regards gards the heroine. Stage Stars featured in “Young Man of Manhattan.” distinguished New York -*■ stage artists have been assigned ed the leading roles in “Young Man of Manhattan,” a Paramount alltalking talking picture to be produced shortly. They are Claudette Coldert, dert, Charles Ruggles, Norman Foster and Ginger Rodgers. Foster will be featured in the male lead, replacing Richard Arlen who will be kept in Hollywood to star in talking ing westerns. “Young Man of Manhattan” is adapted from the popular novel by Katherine Brush. Monta Bell will direct. Lloyd Bacon Assigned to Direct “Those Who Dance” WARNER BROS, have chosen Lloyd Bacon to direct “Those Who Dance,” soon to start production tion as a Vitaphone special. Monte Blue will have the lead in this story by George Kibbe Turner, while others selected for the supporting cast include Eddie Phillips, Sid Silvers vers and Vincent Barnett. ONE of the most spectacular sequences quences in “Lets go Native,” Paramount’s new screen musical comedy, featuring Jeanette McDonald ald depicts the wrecking of a ship on a desert isle. The principals who make their way to shore, where most of the action takes place, are James Hall, Jack Oakie, William Austin, Skeets Gallagher and Kay Francis. “Let’s go Native,” now in production, tion, was written for the screen by George Marion, Jun., author of Paramount’s amount’s “Sweetie.” Leo McCarey is directing and David Newell, Eugene Pallette and Charles Sellon are included cluded in the cast. “So This Is London” for Will Rogers John Brystone Will Direct George M. Cohen’s Stage Success WILL ROGERS’ second for Fox Movietone is entitled “So This Is London,” from Gorge M. Cohen’s international stage success. It was directed by John Blystone, with Jullian Sands, English stage star playing the feminine lead. Additions to the Oast of “The Bad One” GEORGE FAWCETT, Toben Myer and Ralph Lewis are the latest additions to the cast of “The Bad One,” the United Artists comedydrama drama of the French waterfronts, starring Dolores del Rio in her first all-talking picture with Edmund Lowe. Fawcett, who has appeared in three United Artists pictures during the last eighteen months, and Meyer, who makes his debut for the organisation sation in “Lummox,” are cast for important roles in the spectacular prison break scenes of the picture. Selected by George Fitzmaurice, director of the picture, the three players augment a strong supporting cast, which includes Don Alvarado, Ullrich aupt, Mitchell Lewis, John St. Polis, Yola d’Avril, Blanche Friderici, derici, Adrienne d’Ambricourt, Harry Stubbs, and Roaul Paoli. The Fitzmaurice production is Farrow. This shot is in United Artists’ British production, “The Feather,” which is set for early Australian release. A scene from “Splinters,” Greater Australasian Films talkie , classed as the best British film to date. From “The Locked Door, " George Fitzmaurice’s first all-talkie for United Artists. Barbara Stanwyck, Rod La Rocque co-star.
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